Big Problem Perspectives Working Group

International Cooperation for Education about Standardization (ICES) Annual Meeting: Standards in Context - Skill Requirements, Pedagogy and Research

August 10, 2017

Event Description

Hosted by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies at the

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

375 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois USA

Room RB 150

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: Deere & Company and San Jose State University

The International Cooperation for Education about Standardization (ICES) is an informal international collaboration of individuals representing government, industry, academia, national and international standards bodies, and consortia that is dedicated to promoting education about standardization (including training for current and future standards professionals), improving its quality and attractiveness for all stakeholders, and stimulating dialogue and research. The collaboration benefits from the varying experience, processes, models and attention in education found in different global regions and considers the importance of dynamic and strategic, geographic, sector and teaching contexts in how standards are developed –indeed this is the focus of this year’s program.

August 10, following last year’s meeting in Frankfurt, Germany and the year before in Seoul, Korea, the ICES annual meeting rotates back to the US and will be held at the Northwestern University School of Law in downtown Chicago, Illinois. The program will consider standards education/ skill requirements expressed by industry, review a wide range of examples of standards content covered in engineering law, management and other courses and government training initiatives in multiple countries, and related research, and will then review pedagogical approaches including simulations and customized cases/modules. Thanks to sponsors, there is no charge but participation is limited

Enhancing the value of attendance, we will also be coordinating with the IFAN (International Federation of Standards Users) and SES (Society of Standards Professionals) annual meetings which will be held August 7 and August 8-9 respectively in the nearby Drake Hotel, and August 9 will be a joint program of the 3 organizations. On August 9, Dave Felinski from IFAN and Jeff Strauss representing ICES and the Northwestern University Buffett Institute will be giving brief opening remarks that day followed by four panels of speakers in the following areas: Balancing of Innovation and Standardization; Reassessing and Balancing the Impact of Standards versus Regulations; Contextualizing Standards to Increase Understanding; and Sustaining Engagement - Keeping the Flow Going. Each panel will have 3 speakers and a moderator. There will be Q&A and discussion at the end of each session.  (There is a $375 SES fee for this day.) Also of interest is a meeting of the annual World Standards Cooperation Academic Day (WSC- an alliance of IEC, ISO and ITU) at Northwestern August 11.


TO REGISTER: (for ICES August 10 only, fill out the form on the first tab “Attendee Info” then select the second tab “Attendee selections” go to the box CLICK HERETO EXPAND - IFAN and ICES Member Registration, check IFAN/ICES then make selections).

Discounted Drake Hotel reservation:

For more information, contact Jeff Strauss